Applying our CARE values online

Follow these useful tips so that you are being polite online to your fellow students and your teachers.

  1. No Yelling –There is a time and a place for everything—BUT IN MOST SITUATIONS TYPING IN ALL CAPS IS INAPPROPRIATE. Most readers tend to perceive it as shouting and you can be seen as angry.

  2. Sarcasm can (and will) backfire - it can be incredibly difficult to understand the commenter’s intent. It may seem like an obvious joke to you but it can come across as rude. Be polite and direct in communication at all times.

  3. Chat responsibly – always use this as a place to share ideas and ask questions related to the lesson. It is not an instant messenger like you use with friends but a learning tool. Re-read through posts and add something new to the discussions and craft your reply carefully so teachers know you are engaged.

  4. Attempt to find your own answer - if you struggle to understand at first read teacher instructions again, then always ask a friend and finally the teacher. Remember it may not always be an instant response back as they have commitments to other lessons.

  5. Stop ... always check your SPAG before submitting work or messages online.

  6. Set a respectful tone - you may not see people in person, but formality is still expected. It’s good netiquette to use respectful greetings, full sentences and manners like “please” and “thank you”.

  7. Submit files the right way – be sure you know how to properly submit your work online so always follow instructions carefully.

  8. Think before you type – the internet will store things forever, and what you say privately can easily become public, so is your message appropriate to share? Make a point to be kind and respectful in your comments—even if you disagree with someone.

HOW TO: Send an Email to Teachers (KS3)

Writing Emails

Watch the video Miss Rainey has made on how to write a email correctly

Taking part in a live class

Use the guide above so you are participating in live classes in the right way